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William Makepeace Thackeray
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drawn from life

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A collection of the journalistic pieces of Thackeray, illustrated with his drawings, selected, edited and with an introduction by Margaret Forster.
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published 1984 by The Folio society Ltd
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Tony
Jan 17, 2010 Tony rated it liked it
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15. Thackeray, William. DRAWN FROM LIFE. (This ed. 1984). ***. The Folio Society published this selection from the journalism of Thackeray, illustrated with his pen and ink sketches. The author took to this profession simply as a way to make a living when his investments went sour and he was left with an inadequate income. His real goal in life was to become an artist, and he thought he was – although his sketches show that he really wasn’t, but had a good eye for caricature. It’s difficult to a ...more
Emma
Feb 10, 2016 Emma rated it liked it
Well. Thackeray's drawings are excellent. The journalism, however, is in no way as accomplished, funny, interesting or evocative as that of his immediate contemporary's, a scribe one year his junior and with whom he had a famously complex relationship: Boz. Read 'Sketches by Boz'. Skip these.
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Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray (1 September 1781 – 13 September 1815), held the high rank of secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company. His mother, Anne Becher (1792–1864) was the second daughter of Harriet and John Harman Becher and was also a secretary (writer) for the East India Company.

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